Yesterday we attended the debate about igniting the Circular Economy into action organized by Waste Wise. After listening to James Greyson from BlindSpotting and Geraldine Brennan from the Centre for Indistrial Sustainability here are our main conclusions:
- Being circular means dematerialisation and substitution.
- Being circular means thinking in systems.
- Becoming circular entails radical change and radical innovations at all levels: products/services, business models, and systems.
- Becoming circular needs inclusion of all stakeholders and acknowledgement of their different roles (governments, small businesses, educators, companies and consumer groups).
Many more ideas were discussed in this event that shed light into what to do to make the circular economy happen.
Please find them in the link here:
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Tomorrow July 16th 2014 at 12 pm a great opportunity to understand the circular economy and its feasibility is brought by www.wastewise.be with their webinar "Igniting the circular economy into action" in the context of the 214 Global Dialogue on Waste.
Panelists James Greyson from BlindPoint think tank and doctoral researcher Geraldine Brennan from the EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Industrial Sustainability will discuss a series of questions based on an hypothetical scenario where the linear production system has to be shut down. Moderator Maxine Perella will ask about leadership for the transition, innovation and business models, new skills neededand the rol of different stakeholders.
A good strting point to understand the solutions offered by the circular economy to sustinability chllenges as well as the obstacles that need to overcome for scaling it up.
Follow the webinar at http://wastewise.be